A beautiful example of creative chamber jazz from the Portugese quartet of Marcelo dos Reis (acoustic guitar, prepared guitar, voice), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello, voice), Luis Vicente (trumpet), and Theo Ceccaldi (violin) performing live at Lx Factory in 2013.
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Catalog ID: FMRCD393-0615
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Country: Great Britain
Recorded live at Ler Devagar - Lx Factory, in Lisbon, Portugual on May 17th, 2013.
Marcelo dos Reis-acoustic guitar, prepared guitar, voice
Valentin Ceccaldi-cello, voice
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1. Green Leafs 8:29
2. Timber Bells 4:26
3. Some Trees 5:05
4. Wooden Floor 11:46
5. Lumber Voices 10:51
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"Fascinating combination of instruments on this beautiful crafted music by Portuguese ensemble Chamber 4 based in Lisbon acoustic guitar with viola doubling violin with cell/voice and trumpet exquisite gems of improvisation , subtle , intelligent but moving"-FMR
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"Marcelo dos Reis, Lisbon 1984.
He's one proeminent voice in the new generation of european improvisers. All his work have been widely acclaimed, and beside all the achievements, was nominated one of the best five guitar players at the El Intruso - 8th Annual International Critics Poll.
His idiossincratic approach to the guitar, puts him as one of the key figures of the portuguese improvised music scene.
He works in groups like Pedra Contida, Open Field, Staub Quartet, in duo with Angélica V. Salvi, Chamber 4 and Fail Better!, this last two were considered two of the best newcomer bands in the last years.
Beside his projects he worked and shared the stage with dozens of musicians, such as : Burton Greene, Elliott Sharp, Burkhard Beins, Liz Allbee, Evan Parker, Carlos "Zíngaro", Toshimaru Nakamura, Andrea Neumann, Théo Ceccaldi, Werner Dafeldecker among many others.
Apart from work as musician, Marcelo organises the Double Bill - Concert Series, and runs the record label Cipsela."-Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/marcelodosreis)
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"Valentin Ceccaldi was born on February 3, 1989. He had the opportunity to study with Raphaële Semezis, Florian Lauridon, Joëlle Léandre, Vincent Courtois, Elise Dabrowski, Pascal Contet, PRINT and Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer. He regularly performs with Marcel & Solange (Third Group Prize at La Défense 2011), Théo Ceccaldi Trio (winner of Orléans'Jazz 2011, finalist of the Jazz Springboard in Vienna 2011), Walabix (winner Orléans'Jazz 2009, , MÃ © dic Collignon Quartet + Strings (project around King Crimson), Eric Amrofel Trio, Toons (Marcel & Solange + Theo Ceccaldi Trio) and Durio Zibethinus (acoustic duet). He multiplied the collaborations in universes ranging from classical music (Orchestra of Orleans, Orchestra of the Opéra de Massy) to the song (Emel Mathlouthi, Stéphan Rizon, Céline Mastrorelli, Al) , The badly dressed birds). In 2010, he co-founded The Builders of Bridges, a collective of improvisers based on Orléans."-Fracama.Org (translated by Google) (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://fracama.org/annuaire/view/5411/valentin-ceccaldi&prev=search)
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"Luis first picked up a trumpet when he decided to participate in a Philarmonic Association. Later he had private classes with Tomás Pimentel.He attended the Escola de Jazz Luís Villas Boas/ Hot Club de Portugal, where he had the chance to study with João Moreira, Tomás Pimentel, Vasco Mendonça, Afonso Pais, Filipe Melo, Bruno Santos e André Fernandes. During these years, he also participated in workshop with musicians such as Evan Parker, Chris Speed, Mário Laginha, David Binney, Jesse Davis, Julian Arguelles, Ohad Talmor, André Fernandes, Pedro Madaleno e Phil Grenadier.
He already played in dozens of venues and festivals in Portugal and across Europe. He performed and recorded with Carlos Zingaro, Wilbert De Joode, Akira Sakata, Johannes Bauer, Oori Shalev, Jorrit Dijkstra, Kaido Yutaka, Jasper Stadhouders, Giovanni Di Domenico, Mary Oliver, Nuno Rebelo, Jonathan Hafner, André Fernandes, Joost Buis, Marco Franco, Steve Heather, Mette Rasmussen, John Dikeman, Roberto Negro, João Lobo, Hugo Antunes, Valentin Ceccaldi, Seppe Gebruers, José Ernesto Rodrigues, Onno Govaert, Rodrigo Amado, Tó Trips, Luís Lopes, Federico Pascucci, Théo Ceccaldi.
Currently he plays his own tunes in trio and quartet and is a member of : Vicente|Marjamaki; Clocks& Clouds; Fail Better!; Twenty One 4tet; Deux Maisons; Chamber 4; W.A.S?; Jasper Stadhouders' International Improv Esnsemble."-Luis Vicente Website (http://luis-vicente.wixsite.com/luisvicente)
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"Theo Ceccaldi surely figures among the great revelations of the hexagonal contemporary music. Taken on a jazz scene at a young age in very serious classical studies (punctuated by a First Violin Prize, writing and chamber music in 2004), but always attracted by the freedom of jazz, he has truly found his way by creating in 2010 with his brother Valentin on cello and William Aknine on guitar, an original trio linking the western chamber music tradition and free improvisation. Winner of Orléans'Jazz springboard in 2011, Theo Ceccaldi Trio has since confirmed all the good we could think of him signing another two discs for Ayler Records, and winning the device "Jazz Migration" 2014 AJC.
Founding member of the young trio Tricollectif, the violinist also participates actively in a series of trainings including the Toons (group of his brother Valentin), room quartet La Scala and Loving Suite Birdy So pianist Roberto Negro (with Elise Caron ).
Praised by peers, Theo Ceccaldi recently enters the quartet led by Régis Huby iXi and Guillaume Roy, the project "A la recherche du roi frippé" Mederic Collignon revisiting music King Crimson, and the Franco-German byte TEE Pianist Hans Lüdemann whole and the new tentet Joelle Leandre "Can You Hear Me? "(Alongside Alexandra Grimal)."-Savarez (http://www.savarez.com/theo-ceccaldi)
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